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New Rose Hotel (1998)

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Maas and Hosaka are two large Corporations in the future world. They are fighting to get control over the best minds of the world. The best is Hiroshi and at the moment he is working for ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Asian Girl #1 (as Naoko 'Kimmy' Suzuki)
Yoshitaka Amano ...
Hiroshi's Wife
Phil Neilson ...
The Welshman (as Phil Nielson)
Ken Kelsch ...
The Expeditor
Sex Show Man
Rachel Glass ...
Sex Show Woman #1
Sex Show Woman #2 (as Roberta Orlan)
Erin Jermaine Serrano ...
Sex Show Woman #3


Maas and Hosaka are two large Corporations in the future world. They are fighting to get control over the best minds of the world. The best is Hiroshi and at the moment he is working for the Maas Corporation. Fox has accepted an offer to persuade Hiroshi to go over to the Hosaka Corporation. Sandii is a little Italian girl from Japan and she should be the way to get to Hiroshi. X is the man who should train Sandii to break Hiroshi's Heart. But if X falls in love with Sandii? And if the Hosaka Corporation breaks the agreement? And if Sandii is not a little Italian girl? Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and language, including some sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »




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Release Date:

19 March 1999 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Enigma do Poder  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,147 (USA) (1 October 1999)


$20,416 (USA) (15 October 1999)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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24 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

New Rose Hotel is to Ferrara what Videodrome was for David Cronenberg. Gibson's world works as a mirror, through which we're thrown in a maelstrom (vortex) of pain which I consider to be the essence of Ferrara's films. I think that New Rose Hotel is a film about love. About the essence of love. But also a film about regret and frienship. Great actors. Expecially Asia Argento, who lights up the screen with her exotic beauty and electric performance. Abel Ferrara is a great talent, misunderstood by his own country. Shame on America!

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